Business Planning:
Analyzing the Business Impact of Political Policies


  Background

The implementation of NAFTA had a significant impact in the way large American manufacturing companies conduct business.


  Challenge

Determine if the implementation of NAFTA and the subsequent changes to the client's business had a positive or negative net impact on business. The client needed information to support its decision making process as to the location of future operations.


  Solution

ADC consultants having experience with the international trade and tariff operations at the client, gathered financial information from orders, tariffs, shipping costs, and overall product delivery costs associated with orders fulfilled over multiple years. The information was aggregated and compiled into meaningful reports for presentation to upper management.


  Results

The information presented was key to the client's future decision making process with regard to location of future manufacturing operations for each product line, plans for order fulfillment, and overall strategic decisions related to international trade.